About the Beard Off
The Beard Off Challenge began as a bet among a group of friends who wanted to see who could grow the best beard. It grew gloriously and in just three years has “fund-razed” over $100,000 for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All Bearders are committed to raising funds and, most importantly, awareness for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, a non-profit dedicated to creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.
"With a great beard comes great responsibility." ~ Shakespeare, probably.
About the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
At age 19, Doug Ulman was preparing for his sophomore year at Brown University. He was a healthy, active college student and Division I soccer player. One event would change his life forever. Doug was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma, a malignant tumor, located on a rib in his back.
Ulman's founding | 1997
Frustrated by the lack of resources and literature to speak to the unique needs of young adults affected by cancer, Doug and his family created The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults to fill this gap.
Helping Young Adults | 1997 – Present
Since our creation,Ulman has expanded our reach to provide young adults and their families with a unique and comprehensive system of support. Ulman's growth has resulted in many programs and services available across the United States.